Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -446,796

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 61,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -446,796

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13110 records found.